Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Housework Tuesday



For my second edition of “Housework Tuesdays” I would like to highlight an amazing product that MG from Magnolias and Mimosas introduced me to last week.

Motivated Moms offers a weekly chore list calendar that outlines specific chores you should accomplish each day to keep your housework under control. It cycles through items such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathroom toilet, cleaning bathtub & shower, cleaning mirrors, etc on a weekly basis. It also rotates in those random chores such as baseboards, dusting the ceiling fan, cleaning light fixtures, etc throughout the month. Here is a sample of what another user had to say as well what the chore list loosk like Sample Calendar.

I purchased the calendar at MG’s suggestion last week and I have fallen in love! I purchased the half size calendar and I printed it off and placed it in my planner. I have my weekly schedule and weekly household chores laid right out for me! I tend to put all cleaning off until Saturday and I spend my entire Saturday morning cleaning the house. Since I have been following the MM Calendar, I do a few chores each evening/morning and my house stays at a level of constant clean. It’s truly genius! Plus I don’t feel like such a failure at housework throughout the week. I tell myself, “All I have to do is the few items on the list and I’m done!” If you are a control freak/list maker like I am, you will love the feeling of accomplishment you get from checking off your little boxes each day!

I am sure that I will not follow the list 100% all the time, but it gives me a guideline to follow for keeping my home in order and it makes me feel like I have some sense of control over the housework situation which honestly makes keeping the house clean a much more pleasant experience!

What about you? How do you cope with the never ending amount of laundry/dusting/dishes?? Any good tips to make housework a little less irritating??

15 comments:

short southern momma said...

This is just what I needed! Thank you! XOXO

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

I needed that too thanks! the only thing that helps me keep my bathrooms picked up is that i have a whole set of cleaning supplies in each of the bathrooms...when i go in there i do a quick swipe everyday...the bathroom stays clean and pretty! now if i can just remember to check the boys bathroom...barf! hee hee

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

I needed that too!

Leesie said...

This is just what I need anything to motivate me to do housework!

mrs_muffins said...

That's neat! I have made similar lists for myself in the past (not recently!!) but it does make it seem more manageable that way! Sometimes I'll just pick a room per day and work on it...
xx

Ams said...

Look at you go!
I have about six apps on my Blackberry to try to keep me organized. Maybe this is what will do the trick :)

Katie F said...

I will have to check that out! I also put off cleaning until sundays and at that point the house is a mess. I actually have a break today and cleaned the house. It will be nice to come home to a clean house later today and not have so much to do on the weekend!! Oh a god product I found that helps keep the shower clean is just daily shower spray. You spray it in the shower after your shower, you don't need to wipe or anything but I found then when I actually came to scrub my shower later in the week it wasn't such a large project

Kelly said...

I have been following Flylady for years. It is great - and free!

It's almost the same, except that she emails you the todo list everyday.

Believe me I have suffered from C.H.O.A.S (can't have anyone over syndrome)for years - until I met my flylady!

Stephanie Hartman said...

That is an awesome idea! I always clean the house on Sundays but I found out that if you do at least a load of laundry a night or everyother night when its time to clean the house and do laundry you don't have near as much to do!

<3 Stephanie

Leesie said...

Oh btw that wordle thing is too cool. The things they think of will never cease to amaze me.

Annie said...

housework....i just do it every single day. if i stay on top of it, it never seems overwhelming.
my bestie and i are making charts for this kind of stuff soon. we wanted to do something crafty ;)
thanks for this post, it's full of ideas!!

That's Who I Am said...

Wow that is a nice little organizer! I feel like I clean EVERY day and do the same things over and over again! I have come to learn that cleaning is never ending lol and somedays I have to let it go:) What a great idea though and a way to not do everything over and over again.

Kassie said...

I do the basic housework every day (dishes, clutter, etc), and then have a certain day for each of the bigger tasks. Like, I do laundry on a Tues, deep clean floors Wed, etc. I'm a little analytical though, lol!

d.a.r. said...

OMG I was planning on blogging about that this week, too. Haha, too funny!!!

MG said...

I'm so glad you like it! It has been so handy, and I agree makes housework a snap!



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